Government Disability Grant Will Help Army And Navy Vet Get Travel Van
by Lacedrick Rice
(Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA)
My name is Lacedrick Rice. After serving in the Army and Navy my adult life, I was discharged on December 15, 2002 from the U. S. Navy.
Following my travel to the middle east, to be in the War on Terror, doctors found I had developed a mental disorder, severe Narcolepsy and other illnesses that limited my ability to serve.
Since I have been discharged, my rating has been raised to 100%, due to irreversibly worsening conditions, not to mention the medication needed for depression, high blood pressure and abnormal obesity.
I have a caregiver, since I can no longer drive. I cannot ask my caregiver to constantly harm her mode of transportation, to carry myself and my wheelchair to needed appointments, doctor visits, etc.
It is also hard for my caregiver to lift me into the car all the time, including the breaking down and setting up of my wheelchair.
I am in a chapter 13 bankruptcy and will be for a while.
After paying my house note, bankruptcy, household bills, my children's school fees, etc., I don't think I need 100 words to say I can't afford this piece of equipment.
I have turned everywhere. My last hope is with the community for which I fought.
I did my part, no questions asked, now please help me.
I simply need a travel van with an inside automatic lift for my wheelchair, and hopefully a full maintenance warranty and monthly gas stipend.
I am not begging, I am simply asking is it possible for the powers that be to grant me a van with an inside automatic lift, so that living will be a bit more comfortable for myself and my caregiver.
I have seen vets with these vans, and know they exist, I just can't afford one. My family and kids say it would make travel so much more enjoyable for us all.